Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 314 #358)

Scales and Phrasing!!!

Yes, you missed Monday and we missed Tuesday - sorry for the late newsletter.

Joe was away this week which put Shoji Naito at the helm. Picking up on Highway RickEy's Hookah Harp tune this week, Shoji first spent some time discussing the blues scale, the major blues scale and the minor pentatonic scale, all depicted below.

Know your scales and how they fit the 12 bar blues form you're playing!

As a means to solidify that, Shoji next demonstrated playing just the root notes over the chord changes and we all practiced that. From there, discussion turned to phrasing exercises with those root notes. Shoji brilliantly demonstrated how important rhthmic ideas are to your playing and we all had a chance to try it out.

As always, great session Shoji!

Class Notes
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- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew